country and endanger our economy, it's willing to put our economic recovery and jobs at risk all to protect special loopholes for special interests. i think that's a winning case. i think the public will be behind him, and as long as we're prepared to stand strong and protect social security and medicare with the president making the case for us, i think this could be a strong moment to get through this deadlock and get the american people a little bit out there, you know, on their phones calling in and beginning to call the republicans on their unwillingness to compromise about one single loophole. name one tax loophole. >> senator, no matter how many phone calls are made and no matter how many polls are taken, it seems like the republicans simply are not, are not in any way, shape or form going to agree to any kind of revenue increase. do you see it that way? do you actually think they will say, okay, we'll pay more? what do you think?